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Posted by The Agonist on February 11th, 2012

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Is there anyone in the world who thinks the people in this photo didn’t know what they were standing in front of?

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The Nazi SS symbol has to be one of the most recognized of all time, certainly rivaling CocaCola and the McDonald’s Golden Arches, but the Marine Corps tried to spin the facts anyway.

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told the Marine Corps on Friday to re-investigate and take appropriate action against the Marine snipers who posed with a logo resembling a notorious Nazi symbol.

…An initial Marine investigation into the matter concluded that the troops would not be disciplined because there was no malicious intent. The Marines mistakenly believed the “SS” in the shape of white lightning bolts on the blue flag were a nod to sniper scouts – not members of Adolf Hitler’s special unit that murdered millions of Jews, Catholics, gypsies and others, said Maj. Gabrielle Chapin, a spokeswoman at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

And for $10 at CPAC you can buy a T-shirt immortalizing Marines pissing on corpses. Hearts and minds, dude.

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